Paddy Power Pays Out Early On Hillary Clinton To Be The Next U.S President

  • 19th October 2016
Paddy Power Pays Out Early On Hillary Clinton To Be The Next U.S President

Paddy Power has paid out on Hilary Clinton becoming the president of the USA three weeks before the presidential election. This comes after the odds for Hilary Clinton fell to 2/11 leading to the price for Donald Trump to drift to 9/2.

Paddy Power Pays Out Early On Hillary Clinton To Be The Next U.S President

Donald Trump’s odds started at 100/1 in November ’12 and remained at this price up until June’15, from there on in they massively reduced into as short as 13/8 in May’16. However, it seems the continuous scandals have stopped his impetus. With the national polls now showing a healthy lead for Hilary Clinton, Paddy Power believes it is guaranteed to be Clinton in the White House. It’s a bold call from the betting company with quite a bit of time remaining before the election, especially with over $1million on the line.

A Paddy Power Spokesperson said “Trump gave it a hell of a shot going from rank outsider to the Republican candidate but the recent revelations have halted his momentum and his chances now look as patchy as his tan.”
Paddy Power also paid out prior to the 2012 election, paying out $700,000 on Barack Obama winning two days before the vote. However, they also paid out early on Manchester United winning the premier league in 2013 and ended up with pie on their face as a late season collapse saw their rivals Man City nick the title in the dying minutes. If Trump was to upset the odds it would trigger the biggest political pay-out in bookmaking history.

Despite the pay-out Paddy Power continues to offer betting markets on the presidential election, Hilary Clinton is currently 1/5 and Donald Trump is 4/1. With the third presidential debate in the next 24 hours, these prices will more than likely change. Hilary Clinton is 2/9 to win the TV debate and if this goes the way bookmakers are suggesting it would probably lead to her odds of becoming president shortening even more.